I am very pleased to welcome you to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. You are studying a programme in one of the Departments that form our Faculty and which itself is one of four Faculties that comprise Oxford Brookes University.
The Faculty does not tend to get mentioned very often during your time at Brookes but it is important to you because it is the overarching organisational unit which helps to ensure that your programmes and tutors meet the highest standards.
We ensure that tutors are clear about the learning and assessment process and the outcomes of the programmes you are studying and that tutors are professional, responsive, engaging, intellectually challenging and up-to-date in their knowledge of the subject matter. Indeed, many tutors will have national and international reputations for the research they are conducting in the disciplines they are teaching.
Programme tutors are supported by others in the Faculty including Academic Advisors and Student Support Coordinators who can give you advice and guidance. Programme Student Representatives are there to take forward your views, concerns and needs to your Programme Leader, Department and the Faculty.
Members of our Faculty, and Oxford Brookes University as a whole, are all committed to helping you have a very good quality learning and teaching experience, to complete your programme successfully to the best of your ability, and then to advise you on the next stage of your career.